25 MAY 1867

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The Tinter is mistaken in supposing that those who proposed

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this amendment objected to the exception of the case of mutual agreement between owner and occupier. On the contrary, both Mr. Hodgkinson and Mr. Gladstone expressly assented to...


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i T is announced that the Government intend to hang the two Fenians Burke and McAfferty,—one of those efforts at force which a weak Government makes to prove it is not weak. If...

The weather this week has been simply unendurable. It has

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snowed moat days,—notably on the Derby Day,—and when it has not snowed it has sleeted, and rained, and drizzled, till life even without the east wind would be a burden. As it...

When it was known on Friday week that Mr. Disraeli

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had surrendered at discretion what the 7Tmee well calls "that Frank- enstein of modern civilization the Compounder," the glee of some of his personal adversaries ran high,...

The Oaks, on Friday, turned out a still greater surprise.

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The winner, Hippie, was by no means a favourite, the betting being 11 to 1 against her ; while the favourite, Achievement, who came in second, had the betting from 11 to 4, to 2...

The Queen on Monday laid the first stone of the

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Hall of Arts and Sciences, a splendid arnphitheatre to be erected in South Kensington, north of the Royal Horticultural Gardens. The structure is one of the Prince Consort's...

The Derby was a grand day for those who dislike

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"sporting men." An unprecedented number of them were ruined. They had found out that Mr. Chaplin's horse, the Hermit, had burst a blood-vessel and was out of training, and bid...

We have noticed Mr. Lowe's speech of Monday elsewhere, but

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must mention here that it was one of the most eloquent he ever delivered. In one burst, in which he expressed his wonder how the Squires could vote for Democracy he surpassed...

Mr. Disraeli, as we stated in our last impression, gave

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up, or appeared to give up, yesterday week the irrepressible compounder to Mr. Grosvenor Hodgkinson's mercy. This gentleman proposed to abolish altogether the Local Compounding...

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Mr: Disraeli was wise enough not to reply to Mr.

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Lowe. He received his battery on the thick, soft clay of Mr. Henley's squirearchical mind. The Member for Oxfordshire has more than once lately saved the Government from...

..Mr. Osborne also gave Mr. Roebuck a rather telling Par-

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liamentary castigation. He described him as "coming for. sward like a dove, and perching with his olive branch upon Ireland," and asked since when he had entertained these very...

Mr. Mills speech on Monday for giving suffrage to female

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house- hold= was not quite so full of illustration...a& his admirers had expeeted a a-though the division was even - more. favourab'e th n they.hadahoped. Mr. alillisinsiated on...

Three well-known names have passed away this week,—Sir Archibald Alison,

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who "wrote nine big volumes to prove that Providence was Tory," and might have convinced mankind if he could only have written three; Mr. Bally, who carved "Eve at the Fountain...

The county franchise is not settled yet, but Mr. Colvile

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on Monday carried an amendment enfranchising the copyholder of the clear yearly value of not less than bl. The measure is -really an extension of the Chaudos Clause, and -will...

The Kaiser opened the Reidhsrath on the 22nd inst., in

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a very constitutional speech. He had, he said, kept the establish- ment of constitutional institutions on a sure basis unswervingly in view, had effected an arrangement with...

Our good correspondent, "A Liberal Officer," ought to send Sir

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John Pakington a letter of thanks, he has justified his state- ments so completely. The War Minister has actually inserted a clause in the Militia Reserve Bill, making twelve...

The child of the Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-

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Holstein has been baptized this week as Christian Victor,:and is to be styled henceforward "His Highness." Is not this an inno- vation? We are not learned in the Alntanach de...

The news from Mexico is curiously unintelligible. According to one

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account Maximilian has been shot, according to another- he has disappeared, and -according to a third he is driving the Liberals before him. The most probable statement seems to...

Mr. Roebuck made a passionate speech on Thursday night,—in which

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he accused the Irish party of scandalous falsehood,—in favour of the Irish Protestant Church, —a very "mild" Church 'he truly called it,—the Irish land laws, the Irish...

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Mr. Disraeli has made a proposal,—reeeived with heartycheering, —which seems

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to show that he really wishes to pass the whole Re- form Bill this session, and not even to defer the section which redis- tributes the Beats. He proposes that the House shall...

France has been on the verge of a "crisis." The

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Committee on the Army Reorganization Bill, after long negotiations with the Government, finally resolved to reject it entirely. They would not give up the right of fixing the...

The Sultan is going to Paris to see the Exhibition.

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He leaves Constantinople to-day. The incident is noteworthy, no Sultan having ever visited a European city outside his own dominions except at the head of an army. We wonder...

The Bishop of Salisbury, who is both an amiable and

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sincere man, but not even wise enough to put what he means in its least alarming form, frightened his clergy a little and his church- wardens more last Thursday week, by his...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations :— •••■ ••■ • •• Great Eastern Friday, May 17, Great Northern ... •• ••• 110 Gr.at Western.. •• 4:k Lanesaltire and Yorkahlre 12411...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined :— Friday, May 17. Friday, May 24 .. 17 52 .. 19 66 .. 66 .. 79 Mexican 161 Spanish Passives .. Do. Certificates . • • 14( Turkish 6 per...

We observe with profound regret that Dr. Robert Lee, the

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eminent Presbyterian divine, and Professor of Biblical Criticism in the University of Edinburgh, was attacked by paralysis on Wed- nesday, while riding home from a visit to Lord...

The Royal Commission on the Digest of the Law has

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presented its first report. It is not an instructive document. The Commis- sioners report that the Statute Law occupies 45 quarto volumes, ..the judicial decisions and dicta...

We note as a sign of the times a really

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large meeting in the Guildhall on Monday, to applaud the Hon. Neal Dow, of Maine, and the Maine Liquor Law. Mr. Dow, who was the author of that law, made a speech of the...

There really is no end to Mr. Beales! The man

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has been writing to Count von Bismarck—who would shoot a Prussian Beales without hesitation—congratulating him on his share in establishing univer- sal suffrage in North...

The importations of the precious metals having been very ex-

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tensive, and the demand for gold for export purposes limited, all Home Securities have been dealt in somewhat freely this week, and a further advance has taken place in the...

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DISRAELLWORSHIP. M R. BERNAL OSBORNE said with his usual cleverness yesterday week, that "the Chancellor of the Exchequer had lugged that great omnibus full of stupid heavy...

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I F Mr. Lowe were always as much in earnest as he is when denouncing democracy, he would, with all his drawbacks, yet be a great Parliamentary chief. There was something of...

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IRE large number of votes given in favour of Mr. J. S. Drill's Amendment to the. Reform Bill proposing to admit women to the county. (and we suppose borough) franchise, if they...

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1"), EPORTS have been flying about Europe for the last fort- it) night that Lord Stanley had submitted to the Luxem- burg Conference a proposal for a general disarmament. So...

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ITERILY we are a strange people ! It is at this instant, so T far as anybody can perceive, an open question whether we may not within the week have India to reconquer, and no...

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T HE Emperor of China, a lad of fourteen or fifteen, who rules, or is officially supposed to rule, one-third of the human race, issued on 30th December., 1866, a very curious...

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irlIE Pall Mall Gazette of Wednesday, in a powerful article on 'the Bishop of Salitrbury's charge, and the strange effect ivhich it produced on the Rev. Mr. 'Templer, Rector of...

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XXVIH.—KENT :—.EARLY Hisronv. TVHERE is no good reason for believing that the earliest inhabitants of Kent of whom we have any record differed in race from the Keltic tribes...

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THE second in the series of National Portrait Exhibitions, so auspiciously commenced last year, is now open at South Ken- sington. The period illustrated by it lies between...

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TIMOTHY. Well, here's the cuckoo come again, after the barley-sowing, The duck-weed white upon the pond, all round the violets blowing, The gorse has got its coat of gold, and...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] EIR,—The writer of the admirable article in your issue of May 11 on "Officers and Journalists" could not have chosen a more happy mode of...

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SIR, —Will you permit us to call the attention of your readers to a matter which is, we think, of great importance to every one who is, or may become, a suitor in the High Court...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] Sut,—As it happens that I find myself among these brave islanders at the crisis of their struggle for freedom, I feel bound to bear witness...


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LIFE OF WILLIAM IIAZLITT.* A nowt so full of extracts froni such a writer as 'William Hazlitt can scarcely help being good reading, but his grandson's edi- torial share in the...

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WHAT next? We have had sciences of the mind, accurately describing the repeated failures of the mind to demonstrate itself scientifically ; we have had sciences of morals and of...

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As Mr. Purnell takes exception to the criticism that concerns itself with details, we will try to explain the leading ideas of his book. We understand him to regard literature...

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TIIE essential and only question which needs to be asked in order to test either the literary or spiritual value of a hymn is this,— whether the imaginative power and rhythmical...

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Mn. TODD has undertaken a task which ought long ago to have attracted students of the Constitution and history of England. Speaking generally, we have a practical acquaintance...

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First Years in Europe. By George H. Calvert. (Boston, Spencer; London, Triibner.)—Mr. Calvert's first years in Europe date from August, 1823, and though he has not much to tell...

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Shorn Relics. A Trouvaille. (Adams and Francis.)—We are so well

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acquainted with the novel or poem found in some old chest, or the present of some hermit, that we can make a pretty good gums at the merits of the work which needs such an...

the Clarendon Press Series, which one and all fill a

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gap in our national as in our educatiobal litereture, ir. chamber:lee. manual of astra now is worthy of the series. To rise Ida own phrase, it is popular with.* being vapid, and...

Sits Second Love. By Julia Kavanagh. Three vols. (Hurst and

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Blactett.)-:41iss Kaaitatiagh ought not to spoil: a , genuine style by attempts at aensation. Her forte lies in quiet portraiture, as she has abeam in seatextoveLs of high...

The British Association : Nottiugham Meeting, 1866. Edited by W.

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Tindal Robertson, Esq., M.D. (Hard wicke.)—Dr. Robertson offers us in this book "a brief and intelligible summary of the proceedings of what has boon generally acknowledged to...

Gulliver's Travels. By Jonathan Swift. A new edition. Carefully edited

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by a Clergyman.—Pope's Poetical Works. With Life and Notes by the Rev. J. Luptou. (Tegg.)—These two volumes are decidedly handy, and suit the eye as well as the pocket. The...

Faith's Work Perfected; or Francke's Orphan House at Hulk. Edited

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and translated by W. L. Gage. (Low and Son.)—Mr. Gage's introduc- tion to this quaint little work would be improved if he did not speak of Carlyle as caricaturing things in his...

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Civilization, Taxation, and Representation. By George Holloway. (Ridgway.)—Although Mr. Holloway

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is a theorist, characteristically precise when dealing with first principles and vague when ho ap- proaches the practical region, there is much in his three essays that is...

History of Rationalism. By John F. Hurst, D.D. (Trilbner.)—It is

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some reeommendation of this work that it has gone through three editions in America. We doubt if it would ever attain such a circula- tion in England. Though useful as a...